File:ASA conference 2008 - 41.JPG|thumb|right|100|Award ceremony for William Sims Bainbridge held by the CITASA section of ASA. 2008 in Boston.
'''William Sims Bainbridge''' (born October 12, 1940) is an American sociologist who currently resides in Virginia
. He is co-director of Cyber-Human Systems at the National Science Foundation
[[http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/bio/bainbridge/ Bainbridge bio] at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, accessed 5-III-2007.]
He is the first Senior Fellow to be appointed by the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
. Bainbridge is most well known for his work on the sociology of religion
. Recently he has published work studying the sociology of video gaming